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Outdoor Christmas lights & decoration ideas

Create a festive outdoor look with all the trimmings.

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Outdoor Christmas lights & decoration ideas.

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Outdoor Christmas lights

Whether you think less is more, or more is more, we're brimming with outdoor Christmas lights to suit every seasonal style.

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Outdoor icicle lights

These popular and oh-so-pretty lights create a winter wonderland effect. Hang from the eaves of your porch, garage or roof to turn your home into a twinkling ice palace.

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Outdoor string lights

Go big and bold with colourful bulbs, or opt for glittering golden lights. The smaller bulbs are great for wrapping around tree trunks or weaving through foliage.

An image of net lights hung from the inside of a large window. There are presents on the window sill.

Window lights

Want the glitz of lights without the faff? This net style is easy to hang up on the inside of your windows and creates a festive glow that can be enjoyed both sides of the glass!

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Novelty Christmas decorations

Amp up the festive fun with colourful Christmas lights and seasonal decorations. Pop-up snowmen, nodding reindeer and path of quirky candy canes add instant HO HO HO to your home.

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Got a style in mind? Browse our outdoor lights and decorations by these popular themes.

Outdoor Christmas decorations

Create your own garden grotto with statement.

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Front door decorations

A wreath or a door bow is the easiest way to fancify your front door. From glamourous gold to traditional foliage, or even DIY pom-poms, choose a style that coordinates with the rest of your Christmas decor theme.

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Pop-up and inflatable decorations

A great option if you're short on storage space, these jolly characters create an instant seasonal statement and neatly fold away when the festivities are over.

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Light projector

No snow? No problem. Position this projector in the direction of a boring wall or garage door - as night falls it will be transformed into a sparkling snow scene.

Tools and tips

Accessories and advice to help you set up your winter wonderland.

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How to hang Christmas lights

1) Measure: Use a tape measure to find out how long your lights need to be. If you're using mains-powered lights, don't forget to include the distance to your power supply.

2) Check the lights: Before you hang your lights, switch them on to check they are all working. Change any bulbs that are broken.

3) Put fittings in place: You'll need to buy these separately, but they are easy to find at most DIY shops. Make sure you choose the appropriate fitting for the surface that you are fixing your decorations to. Leave about 1/2 a meter between each fitting, or closer if the lights are heavy.

4) Grab a ladder: And someone to hold it steady for you.

5) Hang your lights: Starting from the power source, attach the lights to the fittings. Try to keep an even tension so you get a neat finish.

6) Switch on: Step back and admire your work. Need to tweak? Make sure you turn off the lights before you make any adjustments.

Safety tips

- Don't leave Christmas lights running when you go to bed at night, or when you leave the house.

- Don't use tacks, nails or screws to hang lights, which can pierce the cable and become electrified. Use insulated hooks instead.

- If bulbs have burned out replace them right away, but make sure you use the correct wattage bulbs.

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